Listen Up! Audiobook Review: Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett

Posted February 1, 2023 by Jen in Listen Up!, Mystery-Cozy Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Rating C Tags: , , , , ,

Audiobook review: Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett

Audiobook cover of Furry Fortunes by Danielle GarrettPicking up at the immediate conclusion of the previous Nine Lives Magic book, Furry Fortunes continues the story left unfinished in Purr-fect Potions. Treasure hunter Tabitha Blake has been turned into a statue, taking away Cora and Selene’s only lead to find the missing Aunt Lavender. 

While Furry Fortunes moves forward the plot involving Aunt Lavender, it remains unfinished yet again. Normally, I don’t mind a series-arching storyline spilling across multiple books; however, for the second book in a row, there is no standalone mystery or adventure for Cora. While I was more interested in this story than the previous one, I was still disappointed that the cozy series has turned into a serial mystery. I want to finish it, because I want to know what happened to Lavender, but I’m disappointed that the author has chosen not to make each book have a standalone mystery with a satisfying conclusion. I’m also disappointed in the extra drama added due to the break up with Clint. Finally, I continue to dislike Selene’s character; she is selfish and unnecessary petty and cruel at times.

Narration: Ms. Ronconi continues to provide the voice of Cora and her friends. Shared in the first person POV of Cora, Ms. Ronconi provides an upbeat voice for Cora, matching emotion fitting to the story. Ms. Ronconi alters each character’s voice based on age, gender, background, and species. And Selene’s voice is still awesome- a perfect fit for the annoying cat.

It’s my understanding that readers will finally discover what happened to Aunt Lavender in the next title, so I will try the next book. However, if the plot continues to drag on, it may be time to say goodbye to Cora.

My Ratings
Story: C
Narration: B+

About the Book:

After a stunning betrayal knocks me for a loop, I don’t know who I can trust. The trail to finding Aunt Lavender is warmer than ever—but also more dangerous.

Can a visit to the local psychic provide the final clue? Or will her inclinations land us in the crosshairs of the kidnapper?

There’s only one way to find out, and all I can hope is the crystal ball is clear enough to light the way.

Author: Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Nine Lives Magic #5
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Audiobook Release Date: January 31, 2023
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 5 hrs 50 min
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Speed: 1.4x

Purchase Info:
Audible/Amazon (affiliate link)

Reviews in the Series:
Witchy Whiskers by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #1) – Audiobook Review
Hexed Hiss-tory by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #2) – Audiobook Review
Cursed Claws by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #3) – Audiobook Review
Purr-fect Potions by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #4) – Audiobook Review